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gathering and troop inspection. >> the pentagon pulled out all stops and panetta, the defense secretary, started putting out these dire numbers, 800,000 civilian jobs at the pentagon furloughed, 20% cut in pay after he gave a very angry speech at georgetown university, within hours the panic, they put out there will only be one aircraft carrier in the persian gulf and is a big issue for the republicans. >> there's not enough, is there? >> there's been two there the past two years. chris: again, the president wants to go big picture and talk big picture and he's confronted with this. >> it's a big issue for the house republicans because there's a big division there. you've got some of the tea party conservatives saying you know what, this is the best we'll get on cuts so we're going to eat the defense cuts because the cuts are shared across the board. and there are lots of republicans, i believe, including the house speaker, who don't believe that. chris: you believe there's enough republicans who are not far right. >> it's not going to happen and i think that this gets us back to the ma
saturday morning. >> it's a good thing it's on the weekend. >>> defense secretary leon panetta's rough almost last day on benghazi. >>> plus, david beckham's last for foray into the real word. that's on "early today" returns. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. while being grilled by the senate armed services committee outgoing defense secretary leon panetta strongly defended the pentagon's response to the attack in benghazi that left chris stevenson and three others dead. there just wasn't enough time to get attack aircraft to the scene. >>> today, president obama will speak at a farewell dinner for panetta. he will be replaced by chuck hagel if replaced by the senate. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a band student and honor opportunity who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. >>> wall street is bracing for a blizzard. keep an eye on linkedin today. the professional social
of mr. panetta, i feel i have been jerked around by every cia director. >> i love these groups that are criticizing us saying, well, they're fake conservatives. >> this newspaper article about karl rove's intentions is only serving to unite the tea party. >> you made some mistakes but everybody makes mistakes. >> sure. >> heard anything on nbc about the drones? >> not yet. >> tonight we have exclusive reporting on the contents of that white paper. joining us now is nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. ♪ >>> we start on a day where up to three feet of snow and winds nearing hurricane strength are expected to batter the northeast, and we'll have much more on that throughout the broadcast. but we begin in washington where we are awaiting the president to speak at a farewell tribute to defense secretary leon panetta in washington. it's a ceremony marked by a 19-gun salute, an inspection of troops, and all accompanied by the united states pershing zone army band. general martin dempsey spoke first and he will soon be followed by the president. all to hono
trip around 2:00 this morning. a farewell ceremony will be held for leon panetta. president obama and general martin dempsey will hosted the ceremony. panetta has served since june of 2011. >> give yourself plenty of extra time if you are writing the red or orange lines this weekend. >> redline trends well single track. orange line will single track. much more on the web site wjla.com. >> 4:50, let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> the weekend is looking great. today we will have to get through. saturday will be a bit on the windy side. everywhere east is just liquid. nothing to worry about. parts of montgomery county and to western fairfax is where the transition zone is. we did see some sleet this morning, but it sounds as if the online between the user brain the snow. we do have winter weather advisories in effect for all of these areas until 10:00 this morning. time is up with a could meet again today. 32 at dulles. temperatures hovering around freezing. things can get a little icy. here is the first system coming at us from the south along with a cold front of the north. this
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, if necessary. secretary panetta told us it was detainee information that was key to them finding the courier and bin laden. were you briefed by any of the analysts who tracked down bin laden? >> before the operation? >> yes. >> yes, absolutely. >> is that the information given to you, that it came from interrogation of detainees on whom eip's had been used? >> i cannot recall. they talked about the chain of collection that took place related to the information coming from the detainees. >> do you agree with secretary panetta's comments? >> senator, looking at this document from ssci, i do not know what the facts are. i really need to look at that carefully and see what cia's response is. the report called into question whether any information was unique. >> fair enough. the secretary comment's are indirect -- you told me a couple days ago when we met that the study was not objective, and it was a prosecutor's brief, written with an eye toward finding problems. you went on to say your withholding judgment until you read the response. my understanding is from what he said, that is what you are
to their heterosexual counterparts. leon panetta signed off earlier today and it said, in part, it is a matter of fundamental equity that we provide similar benefits to all those men and women in uniform. panetta says those changes should happen over the next few months. >>> president obama is expected to focus on the economy. tomorrow right niece state of the union speech. that remains the number one issue among voters. democrats and republicans say they are eager to hear the president's plan to get more unemployed people back to work during his second term in office. >> the sooner we begin to address our fiscal problem, i think the sooner the economy will begin to improve. >> the president is also expected to ask congress to invest more in education, clean energy, and repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges. he'll take his state of the union message on the road later this week with atlanta and chicago. >> the los angeles police department has now received more than 600 tips on the where abouts of christopher dorner. he's the excop now killer accused of murdering a police office
. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary panetta, and says, how is it going? >> to california where a massive manhunt continues for an ex-los angeles police officer accused of killing three people. we're in big bear lake with the latest. reporter: conditions worsening here. the weather just really piling it on. the snow keeps coming down. they're expecting eight inches and it's well over that. this drift is nearly 12 inches deep and it's really heavy going for the authorities as they continue to hunt down their suspect, who has already killed -- they believe already killed one cop, and injured two others, and killed two other innocent people, and the real problem here is not just the weather, but also just the mountainous terrain over which the teams that are being brought in actually have to deal w is -e to the sheriff and the described the territory we're in and exactly how the search is going underway. take a listen. >> about eight square miles is what we're searching. about 200 empty cab bens we're -- cabins we're checking, using the s.w.
on the senate side that leon panetta and general dempsey both said that he and hillary clinton had argued last season for arming the rebels in syria. more than 60,000 people have died, but that others on the foreign policy team pushed back, and the president made a decision not to. >> yeah. let me just say on this one i may be inclined toward the president. i'm not certain who those -- who would get those weapons. i don't want to fwet into too much detail. i'm also on the intelligence committee, but i'm -- i am not certain that those weapons wouldn't fall into the wrong hands, and that's a real problem we've had in syria. maybe more should be done earlier on to get better control of the rebels, but now to me there's too many unsavory pro-islamist elements among those rebels, so i am not certain that they should be given weapons. that's a tough call, and i'm not close enough to it on the ground, but from what i do know, i'm very leary about giving any weapons because they could end up in the hands of islamists. >> congressman peter king, it's great to have your perspective, and thank you and go
: today the pentagon held a farewell ceremony for retiring defense secretary leon panetta. the 74-year-old panetta.. plans to remain on the job for another couple of weeks, while his llikely successor. former senator chuck hagel. awaits senate approval. panetta spent nearly four decades in washington as a congressman from california. federal budget director. white house chief of staff. and c-i-a director. where he oversaw the operation that killed osama bin laden. >> it's been for me, a hell of a ride. i will never forget the pride and exhilaration when i walked out of the white house after the president announced the success of the bin laden operation. >> pam: president barack obama praised the military's progress under panetta's watchful eye. pointing to the repeal of a ban on gays openly serving in the military. and the recent expansion of combat roles for women. >> the secret service is investigating the publication of private photographs of former presidents george h-w bush and george w bush. they appear to have been stolen from family e-mail accounts. the e-mails appeared on a go
. the legacy leon panetta is leaving behind as he says good-bye. >>> and it's the first dave our amazing makeovers. the mom of a wounded warrior gets a brand-new rook. good morning. welcome to "news4 midday." i'm keith russell. >> and i'm barbara harrison. it's tuesday, february 12th, 2013. we start in college park. two people are dead, another person injured after a murder/suicide at the university of maryland campus. >> all three of university of maryland campus. megan mcgrath is live. >> reporter: it happened at this house behind me on 36th avenue. this is a rental like many of the homes on this block. the tenants, three university of maryland students. one of his two students turned on his two roommates shooting them before killing himself. a bullet hole through the rear window. the window of this suv shot out. and evidence of the fire that started it all. police release the photo of the damage. three university of maryland students live on the home in on 36th avenue. early this morning, police say one of the students lit a small fire in the basement. his two roommates also students
arrive in mobile on thursday. >>> leon panetta will say goodbye to his colleagues today. he served as defense secretary since july 2011 and before that was director of the cia. his possible replace. chuck hagel, could be one step closer to being confirmed today. the nomination will be put to a vote. >>> one of panetta's last acts as defense secretary was to extend a list of benefits for same sex spouses and significant others of service members. the perks which were previously denied by the pentagon include child care services, as well as access to on-base commissaries and movie theaters. the policy changes go into effect once training is completed. >> jobs do you know about what's on your credit report? as many as 40 million americans have errors on their credit reports, things like misspelled names, wrong addresses and birth dates. and even in some cases, wrong payment history. those mistakes can keep you from getting a loan, qualifying for lower interest rates and even cost you your job. if you find an error on your credit report, you should immediately contact the credit agenci
on tuesday. >>> president obama will honor outgoing defense secretary leon panetta later on this afternoon at an armed services farewell tribute. yesterday, panetta and martin dempsey testified about not having forces close to libya during the tax on the u.s. consulate there last september. >> based on time, distance and alert postures, they wouldn't have gotten there in time. >> time, distance, the lack of inadequate warning, it takes hours to be able to respond. >> republicans have been sharply critical of the obama administration's response to the consulate assault on september 11th saying the white house ignored warnings that the consulate was vulnerable to an attack. at the hearing, panetta and dempsey also revealed they supported arming rebels in syria. a direct contrast to the official position of the obama administration. >>> funeral services will be held at arlington national cemetery today for a virginia soldier. 28-year-old sergeant aaron whitman was a native of virginia and a graduate of the citadel. he was the first u.s. combat casualty of the year. sergeant whitman was based
. >> with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel like i've been jerked around by every cia director. >> 11 united states senators asked to see any and all legal opinions but when i went to read the opinions this morning, it is not clear that that is what was provided. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives, when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> they won't even tell congress what countries we are killing children in. >> please -- >> senator feinstein zsh if you could please expedite the removal. >>> we have michael isakoff, and the correspondent who obtained the white page memo, jim warren, chicago editor of the daily beast and newsweek and karen finney and john braybender. michael, i want to start with you because it was your reporting that started all of this for the american people to get to learn more about how the administration feels it is legal in the choices made for drone strikes. one thing politico is reporting in the article that they have on this and, of course, the two hearings we were watching yesterday, one being
farewell to defense secretary leon panetta. the president and joint chiefs of staff chairman will host a ceremony saying goodbye to panetta this afternoon. the defense secretary made what could be his final appearance yesterday. he testified before the senate armed services committee about the deadly attack on the benghazi consulate. he said budget cuts hampered the state department's response to the attack. he added that the looming sques ration on march 1st would cause more damage to america's national defense strategy. >>> it appears john brennan is on track to become the next cia director despite harsh criticism from docrats and republicans. this was yesterday. members of the senate and intelligence committee dprild him about unhan manned drones killi killing terror suspects overseas. he said the obama administration only uses drone strikes when there is -- >>> stephen colbert shows off the conservative streak on his show. he's changing his tune and reaching across the aisle to democrats. the faux conservative -- he will ab the at the launds down resort. nancy pelosi invited colber
defense secretary leon panetta tonight. he spoke at the military's farewell tribute today in virginia and credited panetta with accomplishing one of his administration's greatest achievements. >> your leadership of the cia will forever be remembered for the blows that we struck against al qaeda and perhaps the greatest intelligence success in american history. delivering justice to osama bin laden. president obama nominated former nebraska senator chuck hagel to replace panetta. the senate recently postponed its vote on hagel's nomination. >>> we hope you are not heading to the northeast region. you can't get there at this point, right, doug? >> you really can't. i-95 not looking too bad. new york city, a lot of wet roadways, the snow coming down. not too heavy now. it's expected to increase over the next couple of hours. our weather, not bad here either just yet. over the next few hours, our weather will deteriorate as the winds pick up. 42 degrees right now. a few showers around. most down to the south. again, 7:00 p.m., 38 degrees. maybe just a couple of showers. 9:00 windy with te
-mails also packed. -- hacked. obama saluted leon panetta today at a farewell ceremony. >> every action, every decision has been withde one goal in mind. of our sons and uniform and keeping america safe. the ceremony in arlington afternoon, the president tenure, he his opened combat roles to women. the president has nominated hagel. >> we will hear more about the doug and we will we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >> it could be years before metro riders can use their cell phone underground. the company installing the service wants to quit the project. they have filed for bankruptcy. have reportedly lost power. inds. have gusty whenc special massachusetts stuff for you. started. you is time lapse from our rooftop cameras. we saw a little bit of clearing. this is a function of being in the southwestern portions of the of this nor'easter. later tonight, a very cold and wind conditions. let's talk about the numbers are for the board
will hold a hearing today on the possible impact. defense secretary leon panetta has given a stern warning. >> members of congress need to understand they were elected to protect the public, not to hurt the public. >> if a deal is not reached between congress and the white house, the pentagon faces $46 billion in budget cuts over seven months beginning in march. the defense department would also face additional cuts next year and beyond. >> president obama this morning will travel to decatur, georgia tech visit pre-k students and then speak at a recreation center. is afternoon he returns to the white house to take part in a fireside hang out on google+ to discuss a state of the union address and to interact. it starts at 4:50 p.m. and will be streamed live on the white house web site for along with his youtube and google+ pages. >> the postal service puts congress in an interesting predicament with its decision to end saturday delivery. >> can possible merger between u.s. airways and american. linda bell joining us from bloomberg headquarters in new york. anne valentine data you. >> happy
kerry had his first bilateral meeting. and secretary panetta testified before congress on the benghazi attacked and also facing scrutiny was nominee for cia director. one of the things he talked about is how much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute writes -- she points out the war is waged secretly because the pakistani and yemen government have the time feared their citizens would oppose open u.s. and all -- involvement. what do you think? what is more impor
is on fire. >> he will succeed leon panetta who is stepping down after four years. >>> and right now, i want to go to a live press conference in california on the christopher dorner situation, the former l.a.p.d. officer who fired and went on a revenge rampage. >> the san bernadino county sheriffs, i can't confirm anyone was held hostage and that is part of the saturday of the investigation and that has not been confirmed yet. >> and -- [ question indicernible ] >> i can't give you specifics about what resources we have up there and we believe this individual may be watching tv or have access to media. i don't want to continue our hand and we asked the media with air ships in the area to not have air units show the live broadcasting and what they doing in that area. the reasons for that is, obviously, it will put our officers at a extreme tactical disadvantage if the suspect knows what our folks are doing. [ question indicernible ] >> i don't know the involvement of the california fish and game, and that is from their press office, but i don't have an update from california fish and game or
's nominee for director of the cia, john brennan, followed by defense secretary leon panetta, and martin dempsey testified on the attacks in benghazi, libya, and later, the farewell ceremony for defense secretary panetta. john brennan, president obama's nominee for cia director testifying to the intelligence committee, answering questions on the targeted killing program and his role as counterterrorism advisor to president bush. the confirmation hearing was interrupted several times by protesters. they were forced to reset for several minutes to clear the room. [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] police. will the capitol police now come in and clear the room. all signs out. [indiscernible] if the capitol police will clear the room, please. [indiscernible] [indiscernible] please clear the room. [indiscernible] please clear the room. [indiscernible] all right, i think we should clear the entire room and then let people back in. what do you think? >> we need more capital police. >> yeah, let's -- [indiscernible] ok,
offered to their heterosexual partners. defense secretary leon panetta signed off on this memo yesterday and part of it it says, as a matter of fundamental equity that we provide similar benefits to all of those men and women in uniform who serve their country. panetta says the changes should happen in the next few months. >>> the home of the whopper is about to become the home of the latte and nine other premium coffee beverages. our partners at "u.s.a. today" report that today burger king will announce plans to upgrade their coffee offerings in a really big way. the company plans to double the number of coffee beverages that it sells to ten in a partnership with seattle's best coffee. soft drinks, coffee sales, very, very profitable. >> yes, low overhead and people think well, it's a little stronger, i can pay more for it. >> we all love our coffee. >> i'm not going to ark with you there. >> he couldn't function without it. what do you have in the next 30 minutes? >> we have the state of the union address so we're going to look at the state of the economy. how are we doing? >> we promi
of saying this. that includes outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. he's been highly critical of congress' inability to reach a deal which he says will severely impact the u.s. military not to mention possibly furloughing tens of thousands. yesterday panetta even let the "b" word slip out. >> we can't just sit here and -- we can't just sit here and complain. we can't just sit here and blame others. we can't just sit here and point fingers at each other. we can't just sit here and try to get sound bites. we can't just sit here and try to make points, political points. >> the man nominated to be the next treasury secretary is urging congress to avoid sequestration as well. jack lew took a stand during confirmation hearings yesterday. in the senate president obama's former chief of staff says the $58 billion in cuts that could be -- $85 billion in cuts that could be coming would impose self-inflicted wounds to the economy and put too many jobs at risk. he's expected to win senate confirmation later this month. it's amazing that so many politicians, so many top agency bosses are out there say
forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four americans were killed. panetta also confirmed he personally broke the news to president obama the night of the attack but that the two did not speak the rest of the evening as the assault continued to unfold. the president had told panetta to do whatever he needed to do to protect our people out in benghazi. today, house democrats wrap up their annual retreat with a little comedy. stephen colbert is speaking to the caucus thanks to an invite from nancy pelosi. after his comedy routine, pelosi will interview colbert in front of the house democrats. a spokesman said they assume this is colbert's attempt at a
panetta spoke at a pentagon farewell ceremony. he talked about north korea and called on congress to end the uncertainty posed by pending budget cuts known as sequestration. mr. panetta will stay in his position until his successor is confirmed. president obama has nominated former senator chuck hagel to be his replacement. this is half an hour. [applause] >> halt. present. halt. ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light snule what so -- what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and the rockets red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there o say does that star spangled banner yet wave oaer the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ >> please be seated. >> ladies and gentlemen, the director of administration and management, mr. michael rhodes. >> well, welcome, everybody. thank you very much for being here today. as we have an opportunity for the secretary's farewell address to the pentagon c
. >>> today president obama honors leon panetta. the tribute will take place at joint base meyer henderson. in the meantime, panetta made news yesterday when he said for the first time the pentagon backed the idea of giving arms to rebels in syria. it's been reported hillary clinton and former cia director petraeus asked the white house for permission to arm the syrian rebels but were denied. >>> to d.c. politics now, the city's ethics board says it will not pursue evidence i found against council member jim graham. the board says further action cannot be taken because the incident happened before the ethics board was created. however, a federal grand jury is investigating graham and the contracting process. >>> fairfax county police say the serial fondler has struck again. take a good look at this updated sketch. now 18 incidents reported in and around springfield since september. all of which have the same suspect description and the same m.o. the man comes from behind and gropes women and runs. he has previously been described as having a beard. nowe's described as acne on his shaving b
the people involved are not getting the necessary help. the secretary of defense, panetta, the chairman of joint chiefs, attorney general holder ngs and the president of the united states have failed, have failed the people and continue to fail the people that were wounded and killed and the families at fort hood. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? mr. cohen: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. today is the birthday of abraham lincoln. unfortunately, not many americans probably know that because february 12 used to be a date that people remembered. now it's just presidents' day. a weekend vacation. a movie has been presented, an award winning movie about president lincoln. a great president who saved the union, 13th amendment passed. slavery abolished. but he also showed in that movie or it showed president lincoln could make compromise and make the two sides of the bodies work toge
hill hearing. leon panetta and martin dempsey testified about the benghazi attacks attacks. he accused susan rice of lying about the attacks when she appeared on the sunday tv talk shows last september. here is part of the questioning in that hearing. >> chairman dempsey, at the time of the meeting, would you have -- how would you have characterized the attack on the compound? >> i did not know. >> it could have been either one. >> that is right. >> it could have been spontaneous were preplanned. but i have to ask the same question, would you agree that was a preplanned attack? unequivocably? >> at the time, when this was going on, we were not sure was taking place. when i later found out that you had rpgs and there was an attack, there was no question in my mind. >> my position would be they knew that at the time because i have talked to several people that have stated they knew it. unequivocably that would have been a terrorist attack. the thing i am getting to come and do you agree that it was a terrorist attack? >> when i appeared before this committee three days afterwards
today. >>> up next, the hold-up over hagel. defense secretary leon panetta has to stay on the job until chuck hagel is confirmed by the senate. are republicans singling hagel out by delaying the vote? >> with the tradition of the senate, u.s. senators do not usually act this way at all. >> we'll get the latest. >>> and but first there's a lot going on today. here's things we thought you should know. karl rove said the american cross roads superpac is planning more ads attacking ashley judd. the democrat may be considering a run against senator republican leader mitch mcconnell. the superpac debuted an ad this week seeking to portray ashley judd as an inexperienced hollywood liberal who's not even a resident of kentucky. >>> a hacker apparently accessed private photos between both former presidents and claims to have a list of family addresses and phone numbers and e-mails. those are the things we just thought you should know. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good han
for defense secretary leon panetta as he warns about slashing the defense budget. >>> friends and coauthors tyrese gibson and reverend run join us in the studio to talk about their new book "manolo >>> right now friends and family are saying their final good-byes to a civil rights pioneer. christine jones, former mayor state delegate died after rescuers pulled her from her burning home in temple hills. jones was the first african-american to represent prince george's county in the general assembly. funeral service is under way on martin luther king avenue in southeast d.c. >>> farewell ceremony for out going defense secretary leon panetta. one of his last acts as defense secretary was testifying before the senate armed services committee. he discussed last year's deadly attack in benghazi and said budget cuts slowed down america's response to that attack. he also said the looming sequestration across the board spending cuts on march 1st would cause even more damage to america's national defense strategy. >>> storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joining us now. it's bad up east? >> fortunately
heart. we welcome an opportunity to describe these impacts. secretary panetta and i have been using the word devastating for sixteen months now. and i testified last august to the consequences of sequestration if it was to occur. now it's at the door. you, who know us, who understand us, and know national security inside and out by virtue of your service on this committee are critical because i'm hoping when we describe what the consequences of these things are for national defense as we see and give you the information that you need that you can in communicate to your colleagues and the congress, than we can move in the distribution of the comprehensive solution to both of the problems that you referenced. to senator inhofe, absolutely we will provide that information. we're still, and we will be continue to for some months working through the man gearial consequences of this situation. and as we do, we'll provide to this committee as complete of information as we have organized in any way you want. in today's -- i'll start in that regard. the problem comes in two-tiers. the first
-highest medal for valor. and is usually awarded for heroic action on the battlefield. defense secretary panetta says it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one was discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 feet long and approximately 2 feet wide. more than 1,200 pounds of pot was found inside. >>> with that, a look, now, at weather across the country on this valentine's day morning. south florida could see some thunderstorms. the rest of the east coast should be pretty pleasant. atlanta and new orleans dry out after four days of rain. and carnival. ski resorts in the northern rockies get another foot of snow. >> temperatures in the northeast are leaning more towards spring than winter. boston is in the mid-40s. warmer-than-usual in the southwest, with dallas close to 70. if you want a warm valentine's day, head on over to miami. it's 82 degrees. >> not a bad call. that's a sexy city. not a bad holiday. >>> well, they've been staying out of the spotlight for a week. but today
's called the distinguished warfare medal on wednesday. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval on wednesday. >> it was a valentine's day to remember for a family in virginia. they picked up a really big check -- for 217 million dollars. dave honeywell bought a winning powerball ticket earlier this month at the airport in richmond on his way to a convention in denver. dave says he got pretty distracted once he realized he was a multi-millionaire. >> "i started reading the numbers left to right and i'm like 'no this can't be'. and i looked up at the draw date to make sure it was the same date and i'm like 'this still can't be'. and pretty soon my hands are shaking like this. i can barely read the ticket anymore the shaking so bad." >> pam: the honeywells chose the cash option, so they'll be getting 136-million dollars, before taxes. their first big purchase? a new car to replace their 13-year-old one that has 170-thousand miles on it. >> a new jersey man found his own boat for sale on craigslist. jan was looking for a new boat when he came across a picture of one that lo
would redefine the u.s. end game in afghanistan. >>> leon panetta is authorizing more benefits to same-sex partners but the pentagon is not he can tending some housing benefits saying the complex issue requires more review and it has triggered concerns among military leaders. the defendants department memo does give same-sex military partners other benefits like identification cards to get into commissaries and other services. housing payments and health benefits cannot be included because of federal law. >>> an army veteran who survived a taliban attack has been awarded the medal of honor. president obama commended former staff sergeant clinton romsha saying he helped defend the indefensible. he was with a group of 53 troops far outnumbered by more than 300 taliban fighters charged into enemy fire in 2009 to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. >> when i called clint to tell him he would receive this medal, he said he was honor bud he said it wasn't just me out there, it was a team effort. so today, we also honor this american team including those who made the ultimate sacrifice. >>
secretary leon panetta signed off on a memo yesterday that said it is fundamental that we provide similar benefits to all of those men and women in uniform who serve their country. it should happen in the next few months. >>> more members of the military are dying from suicide than in combat. wusa9's jc hayward salutes an organization designed to fight this disturbing trend. >>> tomorrow the white house is going to issue an executive order aimed at boosting the nation's defenses against cyberattacks, according to the website the hill. it will abvoluntary program for utility companies so they can get classified information when it comes to cyberthreats and methods for friending them off -- fending them off. >>> catholics around the world are still reeling from monday's surprise announcement from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. >> the pontiff said his advanced age and poor health are what forced him to step down. derek mcginty has more on what this means for his followers. >> reporter: for the last six centuries, the catholic church chose a new pope as i
for a leon panetta. obama and gener martin dempsey will host the .eremony he served as defense secretary since june 2011. president obama has nominated to succeed him. president obama's second term getting started, but he is looking forward to the midterm elections. the president plans to hold at least 14 fund-raisers for year.ates this republicans accused him of being interested in campaigning and governing. york woman is free on bail after visiting a son jail. her in a passed oxycotin pills to her after french kissing him visit.the police of not said how the drugs were discovered. >> 5:50 this morning. >> moving on to the weather. icy and snowy depending on you live it. we are running the whole gamut of this morning. it does not have to go further than 20 miles to the west where seeing the winter mix. 34 your degree -- 34 your at reagan national. the postal system is in the station right now. 34 in gaithersburg. snow in frederick at 32 degrees. super doppler showing rain across parts of eastern maryland. just of the liquid a variety. of the beltway and head montgomery county thatrince
panetta slam his hand down? today leaders are trying to urge action before sequestration takes effect, which is on march 1. virginia senators talked about the really dire consequences and mark warner chastised defense contractors for not taking a more active role. warner has tried to work on a bipartisan budget solution and put most of the blame on congress. >> there is a stupid way and a less stupid way to do this. let's at least default to the less stupid way goo wow. senators warner and cain are advocating to return to the normal budget negotiating process. warner said the constant delays are going to wind up costing taxpayers lots of money. >>> police in police georges county are looking for tips in the murder of an elderly woman. officers found the woman severely beaten saturday inside her home. wusa9 reporter delia goncalves has more. >> reporter: good morning andrea and mike. the murder happened here in this quiet neighborhood. you can see the on house is still blocked off with police tape, still are considered a crime scene. i can tell you two officers have parked their cruise
. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta will say his final goodbyes to his colleagues at the pentagon. that happens later this morning. he's served since july of 2011. his possible replacement. former nebraska senator chuck hagel could be one step closer to being confirmed. the committee plans to put the nomination up for a vote. >>> now to the ongoing search for the ex-officer wanted for murder. new documents reveal christopher dorner might have fled to mexico. as police continue their manhunt across southern california, authorities are searching more than 30 square miles across the big bear area, which includes a popular ski resort. dorner's burned-out truck was found in the area with weapons and camping gear inside. dorner was fired a few years ago from the lapd and it's believed his attacks are part of a revenge plot. >> to be targeted because you took an oath to protect others, to have your family targeted because they're related to you, that is absolutely terrifying. >> authorities have increased security along the u.s./mexico border and warn airport security to be on the lookou
panetta will be honored at a farewell ceremony and fort myer, virginia. it will include remarks from president obama and joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey. that is live at 3:45. secretary of state john kerry will meet the canadian prime minister. the team so -- the keystone pipeline will be in the conversation. a rock obama's decision on the $7 billion will be the test of his a nod with a promise to act on change in his second term. there will be a news conference. that will be at about 2:30. a pro forma session at 11l0:00. 2:00 for legislative work. the chamber resources -- resources at 5:30. the house takes up a bill that will continue a pay freeze for federal workforce. watch the house live here on c- span and the senate on c-span2. >> having observed a steady improvement in the well-being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of this union is good. >> once again, in keeping with tradition, i have come to report to you on the state of the union. i am pleased to report that america is much improved. there is good reason to believe that improvements will co
or scuttle this nomination entirely. today retiring secretary leon panetta said good-bye to his defense department colleagues in a ceremony this morning but his last day on the job hasn't been announced yet because he's waiting for his successor to be confirmed. there you have -- moved out of the senate committee and on to the full senate. >> busy day in the news. this time tomorrow we could be talking about some big changes in our weather, doug. >> yes. tomorrow afternoon is not going to be a very nice afternoon. but for most of us that means rain. if you are a snow lover, winter has not been our friend. this storm will disappoint in n that fashion. we are looking at a beautiful evening. it was spectacular today. one of the best days we have seen in quite some time. sunshine, temperatures that made their way close to 60 degrees. right now we are sitting at 54 3 degrees. clear skies once again. we will start to see the clouds increase i ahead of the storm system temperatures 54 in martinsburg. manassas, 61. culpeper, 57 and fredericksburg, coolest number is 50. down towards pax river. t
reaction afterward on news 4 at 11:00. >>> 5:35 right now. defense secretary leon panetta will bid farewell to his colleagues. he'll give a final address this morning. he has served since july 2011. before that, he was director of the cia. his possible replacement as defense secretary, former nebraska senator chuck hagel, could move one step closer to being confirmed today. the senate armed services committee plans to put hagel's nomination up for a vote. >>> most people you meet know their credit score off the top of their heads. you may want to double-check it this week. the federal trade commission says as many as 40 million americans have errors on their credit reports. including the spelling of your name, your address, your birthday and in some cases even your payment history. those mistakes can keep you from getting a loan qualifying for lower interest rates or cost you a job. if you find a mistake on your credit report. you're advised to contact the credit reporting agencies to have that immediately resolved. >>> let's check in with angie goff on the live desk with breaking news. >>
on israel, iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. if he is confirmed, hagel would replace leon panetta. >>> the story behind a wide eyed stowway in the grill of a pickup truck. >>> but first, it's back to back covers for this bikini beauty on the sports illustrated edition. >> and don't forget, we're always on at wusa9.com and the wusa9 app. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> good news for fans of kate upton. for the second straight year, the supermodel is featured on the front of sports illustrated swim suit edition. it has a prominent place above the ed sullivan studio. upton and other models joined to reveal the top ten lists. the cover was shot in antarctica. that's pact practical. the 50th anniversary swim suit edition hits newsstands today. >> all right, from the cold to the warmth, right? >> that's right. to florida now. a bird strike story that has nothing to do with playing. >> this one involves a great horned owl. it began thursday night when she was going 60 miles an hour and hit something on the florida turnpike. she figured whatever it was, it was road kill. after
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